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| Institution Name: Adelphi University |
Original/Historic Place Name: Swirbul Library
Location on Campus: South Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Walls: brick; glass|
|Roof: none specified|
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| 1963-present (2007)||library|
Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
Swirbul Library was designed for Adelphi University by the renowned California architect Richard J. Neutra. Its most notable feature is the magnificent circular staircase extending from the first to the second floor, which Neutra described as symbolizing "the spiraled ascent to wisdom." The 36,881 square-foot two-story building was opened to the public on August 16, 1963.
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